We actively encourage students to communicate ideas and opinions, collaborate and make decisions, and give them the power to influence change.
We believe all our students have leadership potential and encourage them to apply for leadership positions. Selection focuses on how their actions as a leader embody our school values of Achievement, Curiosity, Humanity and Fairness.
We offer a number of diverse and exciting leadership opportunities for students at each year level. These include Year Level Captains and Program Captains, Class Leaders and Peer Support Leaders.
Our student leaders have the chance to engage with their peers, the school and the broader community through a wide range of events – from the vibrant Rainbow Day and International Women’s Day celebrations to sports, music and drama events. They also represent the school at both internal and external events, including our open day and school tours.
The school relies on their energy, leadership skills and activism to lead campaigns to assist homeless and indigenous communities, to raise awareness of social and environmental issues, and drive the philanthropic projects at each year level.
Leadership conferences and programs
At Northcote High School, students’ voices are respected and actively sought in our decision-making processes.
Our regular Captains’ Conferences are a great opportunity for our student leaders to provide real input into issues affecting them and their peers. This collaboration prepares them for more formal leadership programs, including the Victorian Young Leaders to China, Future Leaders, Youth for Causes, and the School of Student Leadership (Alpine School).
These roles create a positive experience where students can discover their leadership potential in a supportive environment, building confidence and developing their skills. By working alongside peers and staff in a position of responsibility, students are encouraged to co-operate with one another, improve their communication skills, and learn to be an effective and organised leaders.
We also offer our Years 8–12 students the opportunity to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. The award is a youth development program aimed at empowering young Australians to explore their full potential, regardless of their location or circumstances.
Student leaders in 2019
Year Level Captains for 2019
|Year 7 Captains||Eloise Kennedy
|Year 8 Captains||Claire O’Sullivan
|Year 9 Captains||Will Grage-Perry
|Year 10 Captains||Lucy Rachman Vascotto
|Year 10 Vice Captains||Kitty Robinson
|Year 11 Captains||Lucy Grage-Perry
|Year 12 School Captains||Noah Sutherland
|Year 8 Sport Captains||James Wickett, Minnie O’Sullivan, Eve Guzowski, Tom Butler, Connor Hastings (Vice-Captain) and Sophie Hetherington (Vice Captain)|
|Year 9 Sport Captains||Sophie Hargreaves, Claudia Hetherington, Magnus Mulhall and Tess Sutherland|
|Year 10 Sport Captains||Mikaila Young, Arthur Maj, Marielle Bouman and Sophie Obst|
|Junior Music Captains|
|Senior Music Captains||Grace Houston, Isabel Fuller and Emily Lane|
|Peer Support Captains|
International Program Leadership Group
|Do, Bao Anh (Mia)|
|Ge, Zhao Ying (Helena)|
|Nguyen, Duong Minh Chau (Chau)|
|Pham, Dao Phuong Dung (Isa)|
|Ye, Xiao Xuan (Anthony)|
Student School Council members